Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : fetchmail (MDVSA-2008:117)

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Synopsis :

The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security
updates.

Description :

A flaw in fetchmail was discovered that allowed remote attackers to
cause a denial of service (crash and persistent mail failure) via a
malformed message with long headers. The crash only occured when
fetchmail was called in '-v -v' mode (CVE-2008-2711).

The updated packages have been patched to prevent this issue.

Solution :

Update the affected fetchmail, fetchmail-daemon and / or fetchmailconf
packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.7
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 36958 (mandriva_MDVSA-2008-117.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 29705

CVE ID: CVE-2008-2711

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